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Arizona VA National Wheelchair Games team brings home multiple medals

Posted August 8, 2013 by

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is hosting the SAVAHCS VA Wheelchair Game competitors, medal recipients and their families today at 1 p.m. in the Community Living Center, conference room C108.  SAVAHCS had eight Veteran patients from southern Arizona, one from Phoenix, and one from Prescott, Arizona participating in this year’s National Wheelchair Games…

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Skeet shoot isn’t just for adults

Posted August 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

During the early morning of July 21, shooters gathered to practice their shooting skills at the D-M skeet range. Many of the patrons were retired older gentlemen with a few middle-aged men, but what stood out was the man targeting clay pigeons, who wasn’t even yet a teenager. Ryan Meger shoots skeet and participated in…

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Recent Academy grad now DOD’s top women’s triathlete

Posted July 11, 2013 by Senior Airman Mariah Tolbert

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) – Her heart beats faster and faster and beads of sweat drip down her face, as she sprints toward the finish line just seconds ahead of several other competitors. This race earned her the title of fastest woman triathlete in the Department of Defense. At the age of 15, 2nd Lt. Samantha Morrison,…

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Arizona Airman inspired to run marathon

Posted July 11, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

UKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – She was never a runner, and when she did run, it was during mandatory physical training sessions. One day someone challenged and inspired her to run more than she ever imagined. The moment Airman 1st Class Kristina Sanford, 607th Air Control Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems technician, crossed the finish line…

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Benko hosts monthly 5K

Posted June 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The Benko Fitness and Sports Center here hosts a 5K run once a month for Desert Lightning Team members. The fitness center holds these runs to encourage Airmen health and morale. A 5K is five kilometers, or 3.1 miles. The runs are usually held on Sunglow Road, located right inside the Swan gate. The most…

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Torch lighting kicks off 2013 Warrior Games

Posted May 16, 2013 by Shannon Collins

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AFNS) – The 2013 Warrior Games began May 11, when Navy Lt. Bradley Snyder, with the help of Prince Harry and Olympian Missy Franklin, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here. From May 11-16, more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from the…

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Former Airman now NBA pro

Posted April 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings

EALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) – The court was shining and cameras flashing as a crowd of thousands gathered in the Sleep Train Arena to watch the Dallas Mavericks duel the Sacramento Kings April 5.

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From wings to water

Posted March 7, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Hollie Hansen

Royal Netherlands Air Force Lt. Col. Maurits Schonk will be competing in the Gaastra 52 World Championship regatta off South Beach in Miami, Fla., taking place March 4-9. Known to many at the 162nd Fighter Wing by his call sign, “Skunk,” Lt. Col. Schonk is a lifelong sailor, “I started doing small regattas in a…

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‘Citizen Soldier’ to compete in local MMA championship fight

Posted February 28, 2013 by 1st Lt. Angela Walz

The first thing I noticed was the cut above his left eye and the puffiness that gave it an askew appearance. “Yo, Adrienne!” came to mind, but I pushed the thought away, shook his swollen hand and offered a somewhat apologetic smile. Tech. Sgt. Michael Parker, an F-16 jet engine mechanic at the 162nd Fighter…

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Go for a ride with Outdoor Recreation

Posted January 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

Looking for a new way to enjoy Tucson? Mountain biking is a great way to explore the local area as well as a good workout. Outdoor Recreation offers bikes to rent and occasionally teaches a mountain bike & maintenance course. “The course teaches Airmen how to take care of a bike, change a tire, shift…

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